Master Weaver of Museum Quality Baskets & Chairs
Over the years since I started this blog and knew absolutely nothing about blogging, static and non static pages, I have learned a lot and still feel like I know nothing about the internet and websites.
I do feel more comfortable with blogging and websites thought than I did back in April 2009. Here we are approaching January 2013, It is about time I updated all of my static pages.
I am Mitchell Webster, originally living in Bridgewater/Dayton Virginia area. when I was a teenager while tracing our family tree I became and Old Order Mennonite in Dayton, VA. and for the next approximately 10 years did drive a horse and buggy and lead and Old Order lifestyle, something never regretted and always a cherished learning experience.
Though times have changed and I am now located near Charlottesville, Virginia, with my studio being located to the west of Charlottesville in Afton, VA.
I have been a basket weaver and seat weaver & chair caner since about 1991, first came the baskets and the number one question always being do you hand cane chairs? So after about 5 years of basket weaving, during a slow time I tried my hands at hand caning and found that I could do it. and have been doing it and all the various forms of seat weaving ever since.
I love to cook and to do home canning, which I learned from my mother and grandmother, an avid gardener when I have a home and garden to tend to, my main interests in gardening is an informal English Cottage Perennial & Rose Garden, where I strive to have 12 months of interest in the garden, as well as the raising of David Austin English Roses, as well as some older varieties of Hybrid Teas.
I love gardening for the purpose of home canning and herb gardening to use in my cooking.
I am firm believer in not just existing in life, everyday there is something productive to do, in the way of homemaking, gardening, art, basketry, or cooking and canning. Idleness is a killer for me. I do not like to watch countless hours of TV, but I do like learning channels like National Geographic, Science, Documentaries, and Happy Movies, like the Sound of Music, musicals, and love classical music, symphonies,and acapella music, though I do not get to read much, I do like poetry, and photography.